January 31, 2016

Simplicity Linux 16.01 is now available for download

It’s that time again! A new release of Simplicity Linux is available for download.  Simplicity Linux 16.01 comes in two flavours, Netbook and Desktop, both 32-bit releases.  Based on the excellent LXPup distro, we use LXDE window manager and 4.1.6 kernel.

For those Simplicity Linux virgins, Netbook Edition is our cutdown version using web based software rather than installed software which means you can keep all your data and satisfy all your computing needs in the cloud.  Cloud computing FTW!  On the other hand, we have Desktop Edition which is a lot heavier but comes pre-installed with great software like Audacity, LibreOffice and GIMP.

Both Editions come with the latest versions of Google Chrome.  To protect your privacy, in place of the TOR Browser we included in the previous version, we have installed the DotVPN plugin on Chrome.  It’s an excellent option to protect your privacy and it’s entirely free to use out of the box.  We have also included two of our favourite plugins AdBlock Plus and LastPass.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and we hope you enjoy using Simplicity Linux 16.01 as much as we’ve enjoyed working on it.

As we mentioned in our previous post this release also marks our 7th anniversary and to celebrate we are holding a little giveaway on our Facebook page to thank you for your support over the years. We are giving away 5 penguin USB keys preinstalled with Simplicity Linux Netbook or Desktop 16.01 and a storage file. It’s everything you need to run Simplicity Linux from your computer.

To enter just like this post and you could be one of the five winners. Sharing is not required to enter, but it’s hugely appreciated.

Download Links:
16.01 Netbook Edition (401mb, MD5:14b613878e3e75f6fb0da9676aedfa96)
16.01 Desktop Edition (624mb, MD5:af2f52c15b3d7b6642b82adcdf7d3454)